Matthew 9:27

Jesus Heals the Blind and the Mute

27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”

Matthew 9:27 in Other Translations

KJV
27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.
ESV
27 And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, "Have mercy on us, Son of David."
NLT
27 After Jesus left the girl’s home, two blind men followed along behind him, shouting, “Son of David, have mercy on us!”
MSG
27 As Jesus left the house, he was followed by two blind men crying out, "Mercy, Son of David! Mercy on us!"
CSB
27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, shouting, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

Matthew 9:27 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 9:27

And when Jesus departed thence
From the house of Jairus, to another in the same city;

two blind men followed him:
very closely, by the direction of others, having heard of the miracle just now performed by him; and from thence concluded he was able to restore them to their sight;

crying and saying,
with great faith and fervour, with much importunity, and frequently repeating the following words,

thou son of David, have mercy on us.
Whence it appears, that they firmly believed, and were fully persuaded, that he was the true Messiah; for "the son of David" was a known character of the Messiah among the Jews: nothing was more common than to call him by this title, without any other additional epithet, (See Gill on Matthew 1:1), and since it had been prophesied of the Messiah, that he should "open the eyes of the blind", ( Isaiah 35:5 Isaiah 42:7 ) they might be greatly encouraged to hope and believe they should obtain mercy from him in this respect.

Matthew 9:27 In-Context

25 After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up.
26 News of this spread through all that region.
27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”
28 When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”“Yes, Lord,” they replied.
29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”;

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Matthew 1:1; Matthew 12:23; Matthew 15:22; Matthew 20:30,31; Matthew 21:9,15; Matthew 22:42; Mark 10:47; Luke 18:38-39